On This Day in Music for March 30

Events in Music

  • 1866 Bedřich Smetana's comic opera"Verkaufte Braut" (The Bartered Bride) premieres at Prague Provisional Theatre
  • 1946 Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's musical "St Louis Woman", starring Pearl Bailey and featuring the Nicholas Brothers, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances
  • 1951 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony commissioned to mark the University of Minnesota's centennial, debuts by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti conducting
  • 1967 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album is photographed by Michael Cooper
  • 1970 Miles Davis's influential double album "Bitches Brew" released
  • 1970 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause", an adaptation of the 1950 film "All About Eve", starring Lauren Bacall, opens at the Palace Theatre, NYC; runs for 896 performances, and wins 4 Tony and 3 Drama Desk Awards
  • 1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1986 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1946 Ameican actress and singer Doris Day (23) weds American jazz saxophonist George Weidler (20); divorce in 1949
  • 1997 American rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta
  • 2007 "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee

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